ELECTROKINETIC SOLUTIONS (EKS)—EKS, Inc. a sustainable technology company, has developed Electrokinetic Reclamation (EKR) technology to address the pressing needs of Alberta oil sand producers to recycle process water and compact fluid fine tailings for land reclamation. EKR has been proven to be effective in laboratory scale tests; field tests are planned for 2016.

The mission of EKS, Inc. is to help oil sands producers implement a more effective strategy for managing oil sands tailings; decrease the environmental footprint of tailings handling, storage, and disposal; and reduce demand on fresh water sources, improving the long term sustainability of mining practices. EKR was identified as a high priority technology in the Alberta Innovates Tailing Roadmap and Action Plan.